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31 Jan 2023
Sport is something that runs deep through the town of Shrewsbury, whether it’s in the support of its historic football club, the grassroots rugby union, the wealth of athletics events, or the many dedicated sports facilities in and around the area. There’s something for everyone here and in some ways there’s almost too much choice, so to help we’ve listed out some of the top upcoming sporting...
18 Jan 2023
Singer songwriter Billy Bragg has topped the bill in the first wave of artists announced for this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Oysterband, Breabach, Jiggy, Spiers & Boden, Talisk, Daphne’s Flight, kora master N’Faly Kouyaté from Afro Celt Sound System, Maddy Prior & Forgotten Lands, Leveret, N'famady Kouyaté, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican, The Salts and Dana Immanuel & The...
18 Jan 2023
An award-winning group who blend the passionate music of Latin America with classical instrumentation and virtuoso technique.  Their international musicians play arrangements of traditional Latino dances and original compositions inspired by their travels in South America.   Tickets cost £16 (https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/smt).    The concert will be in the Blackburn Theatre, Prestfelde School,...
17 Jan 2023
Let Spin Feb 11 £23/£12 U22 Let Spin are an egalitarian four-piece whose members Chris Williams (alto), Ruth Goller (bass), Moss Freed (guitar), & Finlay Panter (drums) are active contributors to the fertile London, UK and European jazz scenes. The result is an explosive mixture of stylistic influences. Their collaborative way of working with a focus on improvisation leads to incendiary live...
Walkers on last year's trail [image by Lucy Rebecca Photography]
13 Jan 2023
Shropshire Festivals have announced the return of their popular walk and eat event. Shropshire Tasty Trail will return to Ellesmere’s historic Oteley Estate on Sunday, April 23. The organisers have secured a brand new route that will meander through lush countryside and trails that aren’t normally open to the public. This will be the third Tasty Trail event from Shropshire Festivals, which takes...
DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival Celebrates 20th Year!
10 Jan 2023
Organisers are gearing up to mark the 20th anniversary of the DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival - an annual event during the month of February to celebrate the life, work and legacy of the town's most famous son. Many of the Festival’s events are planned for the week leading up Charles Darwin’s birthday on the February12th, although there are also a number of events to look forward to before and after...
06 Jan 2023
Tim Garland (saxophone/bass clarinet) and Jason Rebello (piano). Two of the UK's most eminent musicians present an evening of new compositions spanning the worlds of jazz and contemporary music, performed with stunning artistry. The concert will be held in the Maidment Building at Shrewsbury School on Friday 27th January at 7.30pm.  Tickets cost £16 and are obtainable from Ticketsource - https://...
16 Dec 2022
Organisers of Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival (SICF) have confirmed that stand-up comedian, TV and radio quiz specialist Paul ‘The Sinnerman’ Sinha, who was due to appear at last year’s event but cancelled at the last minute due to contracting Covid, will be performing in 2023. The highlight of SICF will take place at Theatre Severn on the evening of Sunday 16 July. The festival will...
13 Dec 2022
Martin Speake Quartet                                 Jan 14 £23/£12 U22 Alto saxophonist and composer Martin Speake returns to the Hive with his exceptional quartet: Mike Outram (guitar), Calum Gourlay (bass) & Jeff Williams (drums). An evening of original compositions with a focus on lyricism and subtlety inspired by years of wide ranging collaborations with an international who's who of...
08 Dec 2022
Tickets are now on sale and two acts revealed for Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival’s (SICF) flagship Gala Show at Theatre Severn next summer. Beginning on Thursday 13 July, the 2023 festival will offer performances at several venues throughout Shrewsbury culminating with the Gala Show highlight on the evening of Sunday 16 July. Clinton Baptiste is the hapless clairvoyant, medium and...
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